Friday, April 29, 2011

New in Shop + BOGO 50% Off Sale

Lots of new vintage goodies added to the shop this week...and everything is on sale thru the weekend! The offer is BOGO 50%!!

                                          

This one is my personal favorite...
  

I had an old camp stool with a torn seat...so I fashioned a new one out of a vintage cutter tablecloth. I'll be keeping my eye out for more of these so I can make some over for myself!

Please do stop in and visit me at the shop!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Vintage Sign



*Psst...Big sale going on over at LRS...please do stop by and check it out!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Retro Music Monday

For 3 weeks in 1965 Hermans Hermits topped the charts with Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Retro Music Monday ~ The Beatles

A personal favorite...the Beatles held the number one spot on the top of the charts for 2 weeks in 1970.



Swoon.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Fun ~ Texas Antique Week

As you may have heard, LRS and Co. finally made it to the big Texas shows. A couple of weekends ago we flew down to see what all the fuss was about in Warrenton and Round Top. Well, I tell you...there is plenty to fuss over. There are a TON of vendors and even more buyers. The Warrenton / Round Top area is a veritable circus! We had a great time...and as usual were so busy looking at stuff that we neglected to take many photos.


Other towns in the area got in on the fun too....and since we love getting a bit off the beaten path...we headed out for Carmine, Shelby and the environs. 

These two characters waved us into what used to be an old lumber yard in the town of Carmine. We found some sweet deals there...and a real nice proprietress.


    

I just love this old building. As I recall it was on the outskirts of Carmine. Most of their old stuff is what you see setting outside...but they are hoping to get multiple vendors inside for one of the upcoming shows. The building used to be a car dealership. Did I say I LOVE it?


I didn't take any photos of Fayetteville or Shelby...but we really enjoyed visiting them and found some nice little garage sales along the way!

You know how they always say everything in Texas is BIG...including the hair. Well, I'm here to tell ya, they're right! This lady's hair is so big it was sticking out the top of her hat ;)







Monday, April 11, 2011

Retro Music Monday ~ Bee Gees

For 8 weeks in the spring of 1978 the Bee Gees held the top spot on the charts with Night Fever.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

Last week, Texas was sunny and warm and the most lovely springy green.


Shadow Shot Sunday with Hey Harriet.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Finds ~ E.L. Rice & Company Wholesale Jewelers 1931

I recently acquired this very cool old catalogue (thanks Mom!). It belonged to my Great Grandmother.


E.L. Rice & Company Wholesale Jewelers Detroit, Michigan. 1931.


I don't know how, when or why Grandma acquired the book...but she was using it as a scrapbook. She collected a lot of newspaper clippings of the Dionne quintuplets, Roosevelt, an unidentified woman speed skater and other stories of the day.



While the first several pages were filled with clippings...most of the pages were unused. As one would expect...there are pages and pages of jewelery.


There are also a lot of  pages featuring a great variety of other items including beautiful Premier nail kits....



...Art-Y-Zan Toilet Ware dresser sets...


...gorgeous McRae and Keeler Co. compacts...




...Volupte "vanities"...



...Mandalian and Mastercraft purses...


...Gloria Silk umbrellas...



...Elgin American MFG. smoker sets...



...Della Robbia Pattern tea sets...

 


..."Tonk-Special" banjos...

 


... and New Haven clocks...to name but a few!

What an awesome resource!! I have plans to scan the pages of this catalogue for anyone else who might like to peruse the pages or use it to help with identifying items.



Monday, April 4, 2011

Retro Music Monday ~ ABBA

This week in 1977 ABBA hit the top of the charts with Dancing Queen.

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